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The ‘dead internet theory’ makes eerie claims about an AI-run web. The truth is more sinister

The ‘dead internet theory’ makes eerie claims about an AI-run web. The truth is more sinister

If you search “shrimp Jesus” on Facebook, you might encounter dozens of images of artificial intelligence (AI) generated crustaceans meshed in various forms with a stereotypical image of Jesus Christ. Some of these hyper-realistic images have garnered more than 20,000 likes and comments. So what exactly is going on here? The “dead internet theory” has […] … learn more→

An anonymous coder nearly hacked a big chunk of the internet. How worried should we be?

An anonymous coder nearly hacked a big chunk of the internet. How worried should we be?

Outside the world of open-source software, it’s likely few people would have heard about XZ Utils, a small but widely used tool for data compression in Linux systems. But late last week, security experts uncovered a serious and deliberate flaw that could leave networked Linux computers susceptible to malicious attacks. The flaw has since been confirmed […] … learn more→

Internet access should expand children's world, not limit it

Internet access should expand children’s world, not limit it

Technological devices have been integrated into our daily lives to such an extent that some call them “Trojan horses of the 21st century.” Mobile phones, computers and tablets are part of the daily routine of children, adolescents, young people and adults. These devices have been progressively installed and surround us in a dense network that demands our […] … learn more→